Jump to content

Topotecan Round 3


Recommended Posts

I go in at 8:30am tomorrow for round 3 but I have a feeling I may be getting a couple units of blood instead! I can tell my counts are WAYYYYYYY down so I think they will refill me in the morning. Side effects have not been to bad (except constipation) so I am sure they will continue treatment on Thursday if I get blood tomorrow.

I will let ya know!!

Thanks all for the prayers and good wishes!

God Bless you all,


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi Mo,

Good to hear the side effects aren't to bad. Mine weren't either except for the low counts & man could I tell when they went down!!! There is nothing like the feeling you get from gassing up on a couple units!!! Good luck. All my best & positive energy coming your way. Rachel

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well, I was right (mark it on the calendar!!). Instead of chemo I got 2 units of packed red cells. My platelets are down to 34 (should be 150 - 450) and my HGB (red cells) were down to 8.3 (should be 12 - 16). I will have to wait till the 18th for the next round of chemo. They also started me on Aranesp to try and build up my red cells. I understand it to be like Procrit but you get it every 2 weeks instead of every week. We will give that a few weeks and see what happens!

All in all it was a relaxing day cause I usually nap through the transfusion, lol. Now I am ready to GO!!!

God Bless,


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.